Orthognathic surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed to correct functional issues with breathing, chewing, and/or speaking due to a dental or skeletal irregularity. Also known as corrective jaw surgery, orthognathic surgery can have a significant impact on your quality of life.
Some of the conditions that may cause you to be referred for orthognathic surgery include:
- difficulty biting or chewing
- difficulty swallowing
- chronic mouth breathing
- protruding jaw
- open bite
- receding chin and lower jaw
- facial injury
- birth defect
- inability to close lips together
- excessively worn teeth
Your dentist and/or orthodontist will work in conjunction with our surgeon to determine whether orthognathic surgery is right for your needs. Depending on the specific issue, your treatment may require a combined set of procedures by your dentist and/or orthodontist as well as the surgery performed by our doctor.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our office.